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Leysdown Beach

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Carl K wrote a review Sep 2020
London, United Kingdom15 contributions4 helpful votes
Nice beach very clean - lots of amusements and nice places to eat. Although don't walk too far you may end up on the naturist beach like we did!
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Grace Thomas wrote a review Aug 2020
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The beach was absolutely horrible, the tide was about a mile from the side walk, there was hardly any nice sand, it was mostly pebbles and when walking to the sea our whole family had to go through some horrible muddy sand which we sunk into nearly up to our knees, we thought it would get better when we got past this section but it only got worse as the sea appeared to be brown and when we went to go in the sea the sand swallowed our legs. Never going onto this beach again, but there are some lovely shops on the street.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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dan j wrote a review Aug 2020
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom2 contributions
Someone said earlier the locals look like they'd stepped from a hills have eyes scene . I'd say they're getting mixed up with the londoners who are the vast majority there and look like hills have eyes candidates Arcades a rip off. Greasy cafes . Loads of violence especially in the pubs . Dirty area not because of effort trying to keep clean it's because plenty of litter louts there Beach ugly Amenities minimal
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Date of experience: August 2020
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TheGildedPhoenix wrote a review Jul 2020
Gravesend, United Kingdom1 contribution6 helpful votes
Well after many many times of thinking do I, or don’t I?.....I finally plucked up the courage to shed my inhibitions and visit Shellness Beach and have my very first attempt of nude sunbathing. I was surprised as to how many people were their so early, in my foolish mind I thought I might miss “the rush” but when I arrived there were already many cars already in situ, I almost talked myself out of it but I didn’t , and I’m glad I didn’t. It’s quite a barren area, remote, yet not as Leysdown is only a short way back along a park tarmaced track, it’s had repairs since previous reviews btw. On parking up I walked up to a walkway area that dog walkers n such like often use; and then into the due area. You have to dodge the mainly male bathers (there were very few women but there was some about) in little pockets dotted amongst the wispy grass. I picked an area between the first and second walkways that had a well used dune pocket. I laid my towel out and undressed, taking a deal breath then pulled my bottoms of and boom for the first time in my life, I was naked in public. I found it quite freeing and invigorating, it was lovely to feel the gentle breeze all over me. I am fairly confident in myself so when the inevitable middle -older aged naked men started walking up and down the second path, and the well beaten paths through the grass near me, it was obvious that they were taking a good look, I gathered that there was every chance that there would be that element of perving going on from thankfully only a few men, I had to laugh as they weren’t even that subtle about it, one or two started talking to me but I mostly ignored them, you’d think they had never seen a single naked woman before. So I would advise you to be comfortable with yourself before coming here as it could make you quite self conscious and spoil the experience otherwise. The vast majority we quite happy in their own little areas minding their own business, going for short strolls etc, soaking up the sun , and being at one with nature. I met a lovely older man who was a true naturist and spoke to me, ensuring I was ok. My almost white skin screamed newbie to the naked lark lol. He was very open about naturism and I enjoyed talking to him, he was the sought of person I’d hope to meet and talk to so thank you to that man for your enjoyable company. Not long before I had to leave , we both went for a stroll, this was the biggest thing for me as it meant coming out of my little dune without any kind of cover....I know nudist beach and cover don’t go right, but I did feel a little less exposed in them.....but anyway, I didn’t feel at all self conscious walking in front of somewhere between 30-50 naked folks.....and yes walking in front of those few folks who made several trips past my zone earlier on.....I almost felt a small amount of elation, total freedom. I was a big moment, and I’m glad I made the decision to do it, everyone else was there for the same thing so you don’t stick out at all. There are no facilities so make sure you have everything you need, go to the loo before you come etc. Leave valuables in the car etc, try to be respectful of fellow naturists, standard advise there I know. Make sure you slip slap slop everywhere....feeling the burn on your noonie was a novel experience 😝....and well just enjoy the quiet, barren little place.....don’t let the few pervs spoil it for you, enjoy letting it all hang out, The good points outweighs the negatives for me. I will be back again soon, I think I have a taste for it now.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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gary n wrote a review Jul 2020
Gillingham, United Kingdom15 contributions7 helpful votes
Went to the naturist part of this beach again for the 3rd time and yet again was ruined by the usual suspects of Middle Aged single men walking up and down the beach pointlessly try to cop and eyeful of people trying sunbathe nude!!!! Made my wife feel very uncomfortable and not even take her clothes off!!! Any couples or families should avoid this place and stick to clubs or go abroad because of the Middle Ages meerkats who couldn’t make it more obvious what they’re doing!
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Date of experience: July 2020
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